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Cardinal Dulles to Lecture on 'Who Can Be Saved'

Contact: Janet Sassi

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Ph.D., Fordham University’s Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, will deliver his 38th McGinley Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the Rose Hill campus.

The lecture, “Who Can Be Saved?” will address how theologians have viewed the question of salvation from the New Testament (baptism is necessary for salvation) to the millennium (a modern God is thought to have a universal salvific will). Are persons who have never heard of Christ doomed to be eternally lost? How can opposing perspectives on salvation be reconciled? The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in the Leonard Theatre at Fordham Preparatory School.

Cardinal Dulles has held the McGinley chair since 1988. He is an internationally known author and lecturer and was one of three Americans named to the College of Cardinals in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. He has published 23 books and more than 800 articles, essays and reviews on theological topics.

The McGinley Chair in Religion and Society was established in 1985 to attract scholars interested in the intersection of religion with legal, political and cultural forces of society.  In the past, Cardinal Dulles’ McGinley lectures have balanced controversial lay themes such as evolution, the death penalty and human rights with his exploration of church theology through topics like the challenge of the catechism and the mission of the laity.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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